MEMBERS

Staff

Visiting Professor: Hirokazu TSUKAYA, Ph.D.
(Affiliation: The University of Tokyo)
 
Specially Appointed Associate Professor: Kensuke KAWADE, Ph.D.
E-mail: kawa-ken[at]nibb.ac.jp
 

 
LINK: Tsukaya/Kawade Group Website
 

Research

Emerging evidences depict that each developmental process requires specific regulation of metabolism most likely to produce signaling molecules and/or to support the progression itself. Despite an importance, less attention has been paid to this relationship due to an insufficient interaction between development and metabolism research fields. The aim of our laboratory is to understand how metabolic systems are coordinately modulated with developmental progression. To address this, we are carrying out genetic screening using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model experimental system to explore as-yet-unknown relationship between development and metabolism. Also, cutting-edge techniques including metabolomics, together with solid biochemistry and molecular biology, are currently working to know the functional significance of specific metabolism in development of multicellular organisms.

 

Reference

・Ali Ferjani*, Kensuke Kawade, Mariko Asaoka, Akira Oikawa, Takashi Okada, Atsushi Mochizuki*, Masayoshi Maeshima, Masami Yokota Hirai, Kazuki Saito, and Hirokazu Tsukaya. Scientific Reports, 8; 14696. (2018)

・Kensuke Kawade*, Yimeng Li, Hiroyuki Koga, Yuji Sawada, Mami Okamoto, Ayuko Kuwahara, Hirokazu Tsukaya, and Masami Yokota Hirai*. Development, 145(17), dev168369. (2018)

・Kensuke Kawade*, Hirokazu Tanimoto, Gorou Horiguchi, and Hirokazu Tsukaya. Biophysical Journal, 113; 1109-1120. (2017)

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